Sunday, December 11, 2011


My 2010 novel, Beneath a Weeping Sky, has been reviewed by Brian Triplett of He writes a very fair article about this book, the third installment in my River City series.

On balance, I'd say this is a positive review. It also gives the potential reader an honest look at the book, which admittedly isn't for everyone. Sexual Assault is a tough subject. And getting into the head of a serial rapist doesn't appeal to everyone. Still, this was a book that really explored those recurring characters -- Katie MacLeod, John Tower, and Tom Chisolm, especially. It is also the first book that really features the genius that is Renee, the crime analyst.

When Beneath a Weeping Sky was published, I felt like it was my best book. I don't know if it still is (I think I'd go with Waist Deep these days, but it's a photo finish) but I still like it a lot. It was a stretch for me as a writer and I felt a great deal of growth from start to finish. So seeing a review pop up almost two years later is kinda cool.

If you want this or any River City novel, you can get them from Gray Dog Press. In fact, right now they are offering the entire River City collection at a 20% discount, just in time for Christmas. Or, if you prefer eBooks, the books are available in all formats.

My favorite line of this novel? Tough call, but I'm going to go with this one:

“What?” Battaglia protested. “Why am I on rat duty?”

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